Displaying items by tag: department of world languages and literatures

April 03, 2018

Everyone has a story

“How did you end up in Alabama?” I get that question a lot, both here and abroad. I suspect that every immigrant is frequently asked the same question out of genuine curiosity, maybe interest.

October 17, 2017

Risk Takers

From changing majors to changing sports, these former football players, cheerleaders, majorettes, and Blazerettes stepped outside their comfort zones and transformed their student experiences–and future careers.

October 17, 2017

Spring break abroad: Paris

Spend spring break 2018 in Paris, France, with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

September 20, 2017

Study abroad: Salamanca, Spain

Learn Spanish at Spain’s oldest university on its 800th anniversary during summer semester 2018.
Jane Murphy, a student in foreign languages with a concentration in French, has been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.
UAB senior Jane Murphy will spend a semester in Pau, France, after being selected for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
Wendy Gunther-Canada, Ph.D. and Erika Hille Rinker, Ph.D. were named as this year’s recipients of the Provost’s Awards for Faculty Excellence. Yogesh Vohra, Ph.D. was named as the recipient of the Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award.
Alejandro Tapia y Rivera (1826–1882) is widely considered to the father of Puerto Rican literature. Maddox's translation of La Cuarterona provides a new window into the literary contribution of Tapia and the cultural heritage of Puerto Rico.
In May 2016 ten Blazers went to Puerto Rico for Dr. Maddox's Spanish and Service Learning program.
John Maddox was a 2015-2016 Faculty Fellow in Engaged Scholarship. He attended a year of workshops on Service Learning, and he will incorporate this training into his May Mini-Term 2016 Spanish and Service Learning trip to Puerto Rico.
Through its international and diversity programming, the College of Arts and Sciences is delivering on its promise of “knowledge that will change your world.”
The fellowship will help further the completion of the first study, bilingual edition of a centuries old legal case.
Dr. Erika Hille Rinker, assistant professor of German, is one of the 2015 recipients of the American Association of Teachers of German/Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in American schools.
Ling Ma was honored at the annual conference of the Alabama World Language Association at Troy University, Troy Alabama.
DFLL students DeAngalo Nesby, M. Amy Hardison and Jenifer Montejo won the Second Place Award at the UAB Expo for Service Learning for their poster Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Hispanic Patients in Clinical Settings in Alabama.
John K. Moore Jr., Ph.D., an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, has been awarded a research fellowship from the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies at the College of William & Mary.
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